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  • I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I am currently working on my Master of Science in Environmental Science and Technology at California State University, Fullerton. I am interested in pursuing a career in conservation with the National Park Service. This summer I will be conducting research at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area where I will look at patterns of habitat use by bats. This will be my second year at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and I will continue the work that was started in 2016 by the Park. Once completed, I will analyze five years’ worth of acoustic monitoring data within the Park’s boundary. I am excited to return to Glen Canyon where, last year, I had the opportunity to learn valuable bat monitoring skills and was able to share this information during the annual Bat Festival. In addition, I was able to participate in citizen science events where I talked to teenagers about conservation and bat ecology. I look forward to doing this again this summer. Mosaics in Science gives me the opportunity to work alongside NPS scientists. The Direct Hire Authority certificate will help me further my career with the Park Service. In addition, I believe this is a great opportunity to network with other scientists in the Mosaics in Science program and to present my work.